Each day MTRphilly.com will be breaking down the players on the Philadelphia Phillies 40 man roster and their non roster invitees. Today we will discuss outfielder Tyson Gillies.
Tyson Gillies was acquired with Phillippe Aumont and J.C. Ramirez in the trade that sent Cliff Lee to the Seattle Mariners. Gillies has great raw talent but has been held back by off the field issues and injuries. He had a solid 2012 season and the Phillies hope the 24 year old can develop into a leadoff hitter at the major league level. Gillies hit .304 with 4 homeruns in 276 at bats after being promoted to Double A Reading.
Well above average speed.
Needs to prove he can hit.
Great base stealer that can take the extra base.
Above average defender in center field.
Has had several off field issues
Has had more than his share of injuries
At 24 needs to develop quickly
Tyson Gillies in under a minor league c...